MORTON were knocked out of the Betfred Cup on Saturday — but Kyle Jacobs already has his sights set on success in another competition.

Jacobs believes they have a good chance of going far in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup this season, as he hopes to emulate his previous success at Livingston with the Ton.

The Cappielow side drew Inverness Caledonian Thistle away and Jacobs believes it’s a good test in what could be a successful campaign for the


He told the Tele: “The cup gives us a boost, because if we manage to win it, we can look at it at the end of the season if we’re in the play-offs or a similar situation.

“It can push us on if we’re struggling.

“Getting to a final of any cup is good because you won’t get many finals in your


“It’s a cup where you want to try and win — and Inverness is a good test to start off


Jacobs is keen to add another winner’s medal to his collection after lifting the trophy in 2015 with Livingston under David Hopkin, when they thrashed Alloa 4-0 in the final at McDiarmid Park.

The midfielder has welcomed the introduction of teams from south of the border and Ireland in recent seasons.

He insists that they make it a stronger competition and bring something different from what fans are used to.

He said: “I think the teams from down south and Ireland change it up a bit and it’s a new challenge if we draw them.

“It gives us something that bit different from Scottish teams and I think it gives the cup a bit of an edge going forward.

“I’ve played TNS away before with Livingston and really enjoyed it, they were a really good standard and obviously they’re playing in the Europa League qualifiers most seasons.

“They were a good passing team and very hard to get the ball off of and it was a really good experience.

“We can only play what’s in front of us though.

“It will give us a good chance to use our squad to its full potential. We don’t have that big a squad as it is but it’s a good chance for boys who maybe don’t play as much to get a shot in the team and get a run out.

“Hopefully it’s a competition that all of the boys are looking forward to.”